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De Struise Brouwers

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De Struise Brouwers
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #9
Ranked #1,191
4.31 | pDev: 8.58%
Feb 08, 2022
Apr 02, 2007
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3.99 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Feb 08, 2022
4.31 by arzt from Russian Federation on Jan 04, 2022
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4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by kevanb from Illinois

330ml bottle, 2018 label, 06.10.2020 dated (+5 years), poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a deep burgundy color, cola hues with a thin finger of khaki head, loose bubbles that offer no retention nor lacing. The aroma is nice, deep rich stone fruits, hearty grain, brown bread, clove, fruity yeast, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, raisin, and licorice. The flavors are good, lots of stone fruits, raisin, licorice, strong Belgian yeast, brown sugar, caramel, lots of brown bread, soft oak, anise, and a bit of spice. The mouthfeel is okay, coating, a bit thin, a little more on the flat side than expected but with a hearty finish.

Verdict: A nice Quad from De Struise. The beer could use a bit of life in the body, but flavor wise, it's all there. Delivering the type of complexity and depth that makes the Quad such a captivating style.

Jul 01, 2021
5 by Ziosa from Missouri on Apr 20, 2021
4.2 by JensUrup from Denmark on Mar 06, 2021
4 by BdM from Netherlands on Nov 19, 2020
4.41 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Oct 27, 2020
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4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Bruno74200 from France

2018 Bourbon BA version

Sep 10, 2020
4.25 by imperialking from Illinois on May 07, 2020
4.26 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Oct 13, 2019
4.28 by dansmcd from Australia on Jul 21, 2019
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4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by AldoBlitzcarr from England

One of the best beers I ever had. Unfortunately there was just one good for consumption, the two other bottles in the shop were badly bottled and tasted weird after being bottled in 2018.

Jul 15, 2019
3.81 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Apr 09, 2019
4.22 by Zonian1 from Ohio on Feb 18, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by emincems from Turkey


Not easy to drink due too overly sweetness.

Feb 04, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4
by Holderness from Massachusetts

2012 vintage

Because of the very low cask-strength carbonation, neither the appearance nor mouthfeel sit with me well. I have the same complaint about the mouthfeel of nitro stouts that I think suffer because of the lack of carbonation, which is critical to what makes beer good imo. Aromas and flavors are great, though. Tastes like a fine port or other semi-sweet red wine, with nice complex bourbon overtones. Four years in the barrel does wonders to any beer


Jan 13, 2019
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4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by browner from Florida

Urbain excels at creative craft brewing within each style of beer he has produced.
The deep brown pour with a garnet hue and produces a rich sandstone head with no prolonged lacing
The smell is full of deep malt, raisin and brown sugar.
Flavor is exceptional with a complex balance fruits, malts and yeast.
Overall the beer is a very well balanced Quad with wonderful / full big mouthfeel but not filling. This is a big beer Beer with a balanced footprint. I have aged these beers for 4 year verticals and they pair well many raw milk Goudas, Alp Cheese, and Vacherin...

Dec 06, 2018
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4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Phineasco from Massachusetts

The beer pours a dark brown with a thin layer of tan head that dissipates immediately. It has low carbonation. The beer smells of raisins, grapes, licorice, and cherries. The beer tastes of raisins, grapes, licorice, and cherries. The feel is full, complex and smooth. A really nice Quad.

Dec 03, 2018
4.5 by steverx8 from England on Jul 31, 2018
4.28 by Livyatan1996 from Missouri on Jul 29, 2018
4.56 by Heeenrik from Finland on Jul 28, 2018
3.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jul 05, 2018
4.42 by JOSHRINARD from Massachusetts on May 04, 2018
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4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by jamesefleming from Massachusetts

Exceptional. Hard to beat in a quad. Unfortunately, hard to find in the U.S.

Apr 28, 2018
4.02 by Dicers from Colorado on Apr 20, 2018
4.6 by zaardvark from Massachusetts on Apr 08, 2018
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4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by stevoj from Idaho

One of the best gets better. Bottle shared by Rich from 2008 series. This one aged very well, still as smooth and slick as butter. Dark dried fruits, yeast, typical Belgian ale but oh so tasty.

Feb 26, 2018
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4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Rristow from Ohio

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with light tan head. Aroma of molasses, caramel, brown sugar. Moderately sweet and sticky mouthfeel. Flavors of caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar. Very nice Belgian beer that hides ABV very well.

Feb 10, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by captaincoffee from Virginia

2012 vintage. Pours burnt umber with a medium head that surprisingly didn't leave lace. Nose is quite woody with a hint of burnt caramel and sour cherry. Taste is vinous as expected from the nose. On the dry side for a big quad, although much of that may be perceived due to some tannins amplifying the bitterness. A touch of dates remain, but also red wine. Some light vinegar characteristics of an oud bruin as well. Interesting and complex, but the way it comes together actually detracts from the overall enjoyment of the beer.

Jan 21, 2018
4.35 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jan 13, 2018
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4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by BergBeer from Hawaii

2008 Vintage

Look: Opaque cola brown with a thin eggshell colored head. No activity visible. It’s a bit muddy looking.

Smell: Rich and sticky. Toffee, dates, figs, caramelized sugar, poached plums, oak, and port wine. Very vinous.

Taste: The attack is all dried dates covered in honey. This drys up quickly to a quenching body of leather, tobacco, vanilla, burnt sugars, cinnamon, oak, red wine poached plums, slight alcohol, figs, and mores dates. The fruity notes continue on the finish with rich drying oak notes.

Feel: Surprisingly smooth. Quenching body with a dry finish. Mild carbonation. Aqueous. Alcohol is present but it is smooth as it warms the chest and not at all abrasive.

Overall: Pretty incredible stuff. It reminds me a lot of a rich Sangiovese wine given it’s deep complexity and the way it develops across the palate. There are so many rich and yet cohesive notes as the beer runs its course. The brew is also quite difficult to review given the age. There are no apparent off flavors or defects due to age besides a drop off in carbonation. Instead it is just so smooth. It actually seems to be almost watery because of how smooth it is. One of my most unique experiences in beer drinking. One of those beers that expands the mind on what beer can be. Incredible.

Dec 29, 2017
4.05 by desint from Belgium on Dec 26, 2017
4.27 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Nov 26, 2017
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3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Picked this up back in 2008. I thought I did a 10 year vertical of this last year but apparently not. Heck, that's my picture in this beer listing...

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a clear deep mahogany hue with no real head, just a little bit of wisps. Solid legs.

S - Aromas of sticky plums, caramel, sweet (but not cloy) malts, little bit of oak. Nice raisins. Actually quite enjoyable.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Definitely old, little bit of oxidation. Thankfully no real cardboard flavours. Sticky plums and raisins, little bit of alcohol sweetness. Rather woody, little bit of an almost smoky ester thing going on which is really bizarre. The raisin and caramel is quite nice, but, the other aspects clash with it.

M - Mouthfeel is rather nice, surprisingly, lightly carbonated but not cloy or sticky.

O - Overall it was a solid quad, probably should have drank it 2+ years ago but still, it was fun to try!

Serving Type: Bottle

Nov 11, 2017
4.25 by paulish from New York on Nov 03, 2017
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4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Dzu from Russian Federation

Vintage 2010.
Poured from 0.33l bottle into chalice.
L: Pitch black color with a weak tan foam haed.
S: Whisky, red wine, plums.
T: Sweets, plums, caramel, grapes, oak barrel.
F: Tight body and low carbonation. Interesting aftertaste.
O: Fantastic balanced De Struise quad. One of theirs best.

Sep 26, 2017
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4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Prager62 from Colorado

A 2010 bottle that I purchased in Iowa last fall and buried in the beer fridge. Pouring it in my Duvel glass for the occasion.

Look- Pours a dark brown with a ruby tint that makes it look like whiskey. It produces a small finger of creamy tan foam that slowly settles leaving a thick ring around the glass. No lacing is present.

Smell- Boozy alcohol like aged port or single malt scotch that opens up to figs, raisins and a hint of cherry. There's a little wood that creeps in.

Taste- Boozy dark fruit with plums, figs, dates, raisins and cherry. A touch of caramel sweetness and dry oak in the finish.

Feel- Velvety slick up front yielding to some alcohol heat and a slightly dry finish.

Overall- In a word? Wow! This is one complex beer that tastes and drinks like a spirit or port wine. It still packs a punch and the glow I'm feeling as I finish this bottle makes it seem bigger than a 10% abv. beer. I have a couple more left and will be keeping my eyes open for this again as I'd love to try different vintages. I was shocked to see this wasn't rated world class.

Sep 13, 2017
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4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Beersnake1 from California

2012 vintage poured from cellar temp. Pours a dark brown, borderline black, color with little carbonation. Nose is incredible. Getting mostly sweet grapes, sour cherries, and oak. Taste is a bit of barnyard funk, a bit sour, a bit malty, and maybe a hint of tobacco. With 5 years of age, it might be a metallic and oxidized. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall, pretty good but perhaps a bit past its prime.

Aug 25, 2017
4.4 by mcrawford from Michigan on Aug 23, 2017
4 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Aug 22, 2017
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